Good morningDaily digest: Things to know for the day ahead, from long-term care education to election information to a pumpkin party.
Things to do
• Hanson-McCook Regional Library Bookmobile, 9:15 to 10 a.m., Fulton; 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Epiphany.
• Educational session on long-term care partnership program, 2 p.m., Tripp County Courthouse, Winner.
• Kitchen Kids cooking class, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. for third- through eighth-graders, $45, James Valley Community Center, Mitchell.
• Kitchen Kids cooking class, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for second-graders and younger with parent, $75, James Valley Community Center, Mitchell.
• Dakota Wesleyan University Brown Bag Lunch with candidate: Republican Chris Nelson, noon to 1 p.m., Java City, McGovern Library, DWU campus, Mitchell.
• Benefits specialists from DSS available, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., itinerant office, Woonsocket.
• Mitchell Area Disability Support Group pumpkin carving/decorating party, costumes optional; 6:30 p.m., Greenridge Apartments, Community Room, Mitchell.
• Kitchen Kids cooking class, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. for third- through eighthgraders, $45, James Valley Community Center, Mitchell.
• Mitchell Rotary Club election forum on Referred Law 14, large project development fund, 12:20 p.m., Ramada Inn, Mitchell.
• DWU Brown Bag Lunch with candidate: Republican Kyle Schoenfish, noon to 1 p.m., Java City, McGovern Library, DWU Campus, Mitchell.
• Open bridge, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., entry fee, $5; James Valley Community Center, Mitchell.
• ABCs of Wellness and Stress Management workshop, noon, Community Room, Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell.
• Benefits specialists from DSS available, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., itinerant office, Plankinton.
• Gluten Free of South Dakota meeting, 6 p.m., Sister Kathleen Bierne speaking, Conference Room 1, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell.
• Ballot information meeting, 10 a.m., Main Stop convenience store, Scotland.
• Ballot information meeting, 1 p.m., Corral Café, Tyndall.
• Ballot information meeting, 7:30 p.m., Golden Living Nursing Home Chapel/Activity Center meeting room, Salem.
• Meet the candidates forum, 7 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, Winner.
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Things to remember
WINNER HOLDS MEET THE CANDIDATES EVENT: A meet the candidates forum will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Holiday Inn Express, Winner.
Candidates attending include District 4 County Commissioner candidates: Greg English and Curt Littau; District 21 State Senate candidates: John R. Meyer (R) and Billie Sutton (D); and District 21 State Representative candidates: Julie Bartline (D), Lee Qualm (R), David Scott (R) and Gary Coleman (D). The event is hosted by the Winner Area Chamber of Commerce.
Mega Millions: Tuesday’s winning numbers were not available when this edition went to press. Estimated jackpot: $61 million.
The German Oktoberfest celebration (now held around the world) originally began on Oct. 17, 1810, the wedding day of King Ludwig I.
Today in local history
State audit reports for 2005 and 2006 for Davison County presented to county commissioners on this date in 2007 showed significant deficiencies in internal control and one violation of state law, according to Toby Qualm, field officer with State Legislative Audit. It was never suggested that the irregularities were the result of malfeasance or malicious intent.